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Research Services Offered

Where can I help?

I offer general family tree research services in partnership with you.

What can you expect?

Updates that might require more information as we progress through the journey.

A family tree data gedcom file that you can import into an online service or desktop genealogy program.

A report with sources cited.

Recommendations on where to go next.

Review of DNA results, if you have them.

Be prepared for surprises. Families sometimes keep things hidden and it is NOT uncommon to realize someone in the family is not who you thought they were, from a genetic point of view.

What I am not

I am not a genetic genealogist. My review of DNA is based on knowledge gained from reliable research.

I am not an expert in overseas research. I research United States family genealogy and history.

Costs involved

I charge a nominal fee of $25 per hour with a minimum of 3 hours or $75 plus expenses. Additional costs that you may take on, membership to online services such as ancestry.com, DNA testing at one of the "big 3" testing companies, Family Tree DNA, Ancestry, or 23 and Me.

Speaking Services Offered

Current topics available include:
  • Beginning Genealogy
  • Understanding Basic DNA Results
  • Internet Research
Topics can be tailored for your needs. Pricing starts at $100 for non-profit groups, $200 for other organizations. Additional travel costs may be required. Please contact me for a more detailed quote and to discuss your needs. Sessions range from 45 minutes to 90 minutes based on your needs and budget. Customized sessions can be developed.